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When Animals Attack: Ranking Bloodthirsty Movie Predators

24 June 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Across her diverse filmography, Blake Lively has hung tough against the menaces of gun-toting criminals (The TownHickSavages), mean rich teens (Gossip Girl), aging (The Age of Adaline), moving away from your friends (the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films), and being in Green Lantern (Green Lantern). Yet her latest project — the watery survival flick The Shallows — will pit the actress against her deadliest foe yet. After a surfing incident strands the starlet on a solitary outcropping of rock, a hungry shark encircles her as the tide rises. Teen soap opera alumna vs. »

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The Secret Life Of Pets review

20 June 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From the house of the Minions comes The Secret Life Of Pets. Here's our review...

Since the first Despicable Me movie landed in cinemas back in 2010, Illumination Entertainment – the company behind the films – has enjoyed a staggering level of box office success. Two Despicable Mes, one Minions, one The Lorax and even the live action-animation hybrid Hop have all hit to various degrees. Minions, its 2015 venture, grossed $1.159bn. Only Frozen, in animated movies, has ever done better.

So important is Illumnation’s animated output to Universal Pictures’ slate that, with DreamWorks Animation now also part of the Universal empire, Illumination boss Chris Meladandri is to creatively oversee both firms’ animated output. Not bad, considering Illumination is under a decade old.

Watching The Secret Life Of Pets, the new film from the firm, couldn’t help but ring an alarm bell or two though. For me, it’s »

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Olive Films Presents "Roar" On-line Fan Event With John Marshall June 16

15 June 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Olive Films regarding the incredible 1981 film "Roar":

Thursday, June 16 at 7 pm Central Time (8 pm Et), Olive Films is treating fans to another installment of Spoiler Alert!

Actor/filmmaker John Marshall joins us to discuss his most infamous project, Noel Marshall's Roar (1981), "the most dangerous film ever made."

Moderator Steve Prokopy of Ain't It Cool News will ask your questions live on air. If you have a question you would like to hear answered, send it to fans@olivefilms.com.

You won't want to miss what is sure to be an unforgettable interview! You can tune in through our Youtube page or our Google Plus page.

To summarize...

What: Spoiler Alert with John Marshall

When: Thursday, June 16 @ 8Pm Est/7Pm Cst

Where: Click here to access Olive Film's You Tube event page

Produced over the course of ten years, Roar is an audacious cinematic experiment: a thriller showcasing the majesty and ferocity of African lions, filmed on location amidst dozens of actual untrained cats. Photographed by Jan De Bont (d.p. of Die Hard and director of Speed), the result is a spectacular achievement—though often terrifying to watch—as actors (not stunt men) flee, wrestle, and come face-to-face with the massive hunters.

Writer/director Noel Marshall stars as Hank, a doctor and outspoken naturalist in Africa who allows lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other big cats to roam freely around his remote estate. While away protecting animals from poachers, Hank’s family—including Marshall’s real-life wife and daughter, Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and Melanie Griffith (Working Girl)—arrive at his home and are stalked by the massive lions that have overrun the house.

Not surprisingly, many members of the cast and crew suffered injuries during the making of the film though care was taken to ensure that no animals were harmed. Since filming Roar, Hedren has become an advocate for the protection of big cats, founding the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve.

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- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Check out Mondo’s 1/6th scale Alfred Hitchcock collectible figure and Vertigo and The Birds posters

30 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mondo has released promotional images for its 1/6 scale Alfred Hitchcock collectible figure, with the Master of Suspense available to pre-order now; check them out here…

To coincide with the release of the figure, Mondo is also offering three new posters for Vertigo, along with one for The Birds

The iconic director of over 50 films, including classics such as Psycho, North By Northwest, The Birds, and Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock continues to inspire us as his work is still imitated to this day. We’re proud to present the famous filmmaker in 1/6 scale, featuring an authentic likeness, tailored fabric suit, director’s chair, interchangeable hands, and a few nods to some of his classic films. Whether he’s on your desk or perched on a shelf next to your Blu-rays, the 1/6 Scale Alfred Hitchcock Figure is the perfect addition to any film lover’s collection.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Mondo to Release Alfred Hitchcock Sixth Scale Figure & New Posters for Vertigo and The Birds

25 May 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Mondo will honor The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, with a new sixth scale figure of the legendary director and alternate posters for two of his most beloved films: Vertigo and The Birds.

The Alfred Hitchcock sixth scale figure goes on sale on Thursday, May 26th at 1:00pm Est. The posters will also become available on Thursday, albeit at a random time, so keep an eye on Mondo’s official Twitter page if you’re looking to add them to your collection before they sell out. Below, we have photos of the new collectibles as well as the official press release with full details:

Press Release: The iconic director of over 50 films, including classics such as Psycho, North By Northwest, The Birds, and Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock continues to inspire us as his work is still imitated to this day. We’re proud to present the famous filmmaker in 1/6 scale, »

- Derek Anderson

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Corman Ahead of Hitchcock: Cult Nature vs. Humankind Sci-Fi Thriller

12 May 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Hardly truth in advertising as there's no million-eyed beast in Roger Corman's micro-budget sci-fi thriller. 'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Alien invasion movie predates Alfred Hitchcock classic Despite the confusing voice-over introduction, David Kramarsky's[1] The Beast with a Million Eyes a.k.a. The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes is one of my favorite 1950s alien invasion films. Set in an ugly, desolate landscape – shot “for wide screen in terror-scope” in Indio and California's Coachella Valley – the screenplay by future novelist Tom Filer (who also played Jack Nicholson's sidekick in the 1966 Western Ride in the Whirlwind) focuses on a dysfunctional family whose members become the first victims of a strange force from another galaxy after a spaceship lands nearby emitting sound vibrations that turn domestic animals into aggressive killers. Killer cow First, the lady-of-the-house is pecked by a flock of chickens and, »

- Danny Fortune

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"Arrow Video" (Us) June 2016 Releases

19 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ the June 2016 home video releases from cult movie specialists Arrow Video Us, via Mvd Entertainment Group, including "Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 2 on Blu-ray + DVD, June 14, "Suture" on Blu-ray + DVD, June 21 and "Return Of The Killer Tomatoes" on Blu-ray, June 28:

"Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 2" available June 14, 2016, includes three classic films from directors Buichi Saito ("Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril"), Ko Nakahira ("Crazed Fruit") and Haruyasu Noguchi.

In Saito's "Tokyo Mighty Guy" : "...Akira Kobayashi stars as 'Jiro' , a chef who opens a restaurant in the busy 'Ginza' district. His culinary skills and dashing good looks bring in the women as well as unwanted trouble, while an explosive political scandal builds around his girlfriend's business.

In Nakashira's "Danger Pays", actor Joe Shishido ("Massacre Gun", "Retaliation") stars in a crime caper about counterfeiting: 

"...when one billion yen goes Awol, 'Joe the Ace' (Shishido) spies an opportunity to get rich quick, »

- Michael Stevens

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Dakota Johnson's Road From Hollywood Offspring to Fifty Shades of Fabulous

13 April 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Much like Drew Barrymore, Kate Hudson, and Jane Fonda before her, Dakota Johnson comes from an impressive (and talented) Hollywood lineage. Her grandparents are Tippi Hedren, Hitchcock muse and star of The Birds, and Peter Griffith, a Broadway actor. Her parents, of course, are actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and her former stepfather is Antonio Banderas. Dakota made her big-screen debut alongside her mother in 1999's Crazy in Alabama, but her big break came when she was cast as Anastasia "Ana" Steele in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey (she's currently filming the second film adaptation of the series with Jamie Dornan). She's also starred in Black Mass and the romantic comedy How to Be Single with Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson. Aside from showing off her acting chops, Dakota has also blossomed into a breakout style star and made us laugh with her off-the-cuff remarks and »

- Brittney Stephens

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Suspicion

8 April 2016 8:16 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Alfred Hitchcock assembles all the right elements for this respected mystery thriller. Joan Fontaine is concerned that her new hubby Cary Grant plans to murder her. But Hitch wasn't able to use the twist ending that attracted him to the story in the first place! Suspicion Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1941 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 99 min. / Street Date , 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Auriol Lee, Leo G. Carroll Cinematography Harry Stradling Art Direction Van Nest Polglase Film Editor William Hamilton Original Music Franz Waxman Written by Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville from the novel Before the Fact by Francis Iles (Anthony Berkeley) Produced and Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Some movies don't get better as time goes on. Alfred Hitchcock got himself painted into a corner on this one, perhaps not realizing that in America, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Dark Romance My Cousin Rachel Recruits Game Of Thrones Star Iain Glen

31 March 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that principal photography has been slated to get underway next week – April 4, to be exact – Fox Searchlight is beefing up its cast for upcoming adaptation, My Cousin Rachel.

With Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger already on board, Variety is reporting that Game of Thrones stalwart Iain Glen and stage actor Simon Russell Beale have agreed to star in the feature film, itself based on the epynomous novel penned by Daphne du Maurier.

The movie is being adapted for the silver screen by director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), who expressed his own excitement about steering du Maurier’s “detailed, dark, sexy and cinematic” story into theaters. For Michell, “so many really great films have grown out of the works of Daphne Du Maurier: ‘Don’t Look Now,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Rebecca’… .and here’s another of her classics which is at once detailed, dark, sexy, cinematic and full of surprises. »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Iain Glen Joins Rachel Weisz’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’

31 March 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Game of Thrones” star Iain Glen and stage actor Simon Russell Beale have joined Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger in Fox Searchlight’s dark romance “My Cousin Rachel.”

Roger Michell is directing with principal photography beginning April 4 and continuing through mid June in England and Italy. The movie is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and adapted by Michell.

The film is produced by Kevin Loader with Anita Overland as co-producer.

“So many really great films have grown out of the works of Daphne Du Maurier: ‘Don’t Look Now,’ ‘The Birds, ‘Rebecca’ … and here’s another of her classics which is at once detailed, dark, sexy, cinematic and full of surprises,” Michell said. “I look forward to bringing this thrilling story to the screen with such a brilliant cast.”

The film is centered on a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, »

- Dave McNary

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"My Cousin Rachel" Begins Production

31 March 2016 6:23 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced today that filming is slated to begin April 4th and will run through mid-June on "My Cousin Rachel" for Free Range Films.

The dark romance follows a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Based on the classic novel by "Rebecca" and "The Birds" author Daphne du Maurier and adapted by filmmaker Roger Michell ("Notting Hill," "Changing Lanes"), the film stars Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger and Simon Russell Beale.

Kevin Loader will produce and filming will take place in England and Italy.

Source: Fox Searchlight »

- Garth Franklin

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The Birds Retrospective: How the True Terror in Bodega Bay is the Treatment of Outsiders

29 March 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When most people think of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds, their minds usually jump to the frightening image of the poor, innocent school children running down the street next to a green-clad Melanie Daniels, played by Tippi Hedren. The sounds of the children shrieking as crows dive in and peck viciously at their little scalps is undoubtedly one of the most disturbing and iconic scenes in cinematic history, but what many Hitchcock fans may not realize is that the true terror of this film doesn’t lie with the birds, but with the folk of Bodega Bay. The townspeople’s treatment of outsider Melanie Daniels is the real thing to fear in The Birds, and the winged vertebrates themselves act only as a personification of the locals’ unwelcoming attitudes.

At the start of the film, we see renowned socialite Melanie entering a pet shop in San Francisco in search »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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Watch: 9-Minute Video Essay Examines How Alfred Hitchcock Brilliantly Blocks A Scene

24 March 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s safe to say most filmmakers today have learned something from Alfred Hitchcock, if not been directly influence. The master filmmaker's resumé speaks for itself — “Rear Window,” “Psycho,” “Rebecca,” “Notorious,” “Strangers on a Train,” “Rope,” “The Birds,” “North by Northwest,” “Shadow of a Doubt” and “Dial M for Murder” — and his remarkable grasp on technical prowess in achieving big screen spectacle has been rarely matched. And among the things Hitchcock knew best about filmmaking was how to stage a scene, as broken down and analyzed by Nerdwriter1 in his latest video, “How Alfred Hitchcock Blocks A Scene.” Read More: Watch: 7-Minute Video Essay Explores Ensemble Staging In Bong Joon-Ho's 'Memories Of Murder' Taking a closer look at an early scene in “Vertigo” — the 1958 picture some cinephiles would argue is not only Hitchcock’s greatest work, but also quite possibly the best film of all-time — the nine-minute »

- Will Ashton

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Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror

8 March 2016 9:11 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Look out! Here come two A.I.P. horror pix from the soggy end of the Poe cycle: the first features Jason Robards, an impressive cast and a disorganized storyline. The second is an almost-good Lovecraft horror with interesting performances from Dean Stockwell and Sandra Dee.     Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror Blu-ray Color Scream Factory Street Date March 29, 2016 / 26.99

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Scream Factory's new double feature disc finishes off two different American-International horror series. The first picture is the last fright film made for the company by the directing and writing team of Gordon Hessler and Christopher Wicking. It's no gem, but it's a lot more interesting on a second viewing. The second is the company's final try to make that old joker H.P. Lovecraft into a filmic horror icon, like Edgar Allan Poe. It has a lot going for it, but also its own set of problems. »

- Glenn Erickson

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8 actors who went the extra mile for their movies

7 March 2016 6:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Freezing conditions. Dangerous stunts. Here are a few examples of actors who've suffered through some high-profile film roles...

When DiCaprio lifted his Best Actor trophy at this year's Oscars, we're surprised he didn't scream, "It's about damn time I won one of these. I slept in a goddamn hollowed-out horse for you people!"

Ah yes, the hollowed-out horse. But there was also the scene where DiCaprio had to eat a raw bison liver, or the sundry moments where the actor had to crawl in and out of freezing cold lakes and rivers. At a time when whizzy computer effects can make the impossible look possible, the cast and crew of The Revenant decided to take a decidedly analogue approach to making their period survival drama, with the long, arduous shoot taking place in ice-cold parts of Canada, the Us and Argentina.

Grim though the experience of making The Revenant was, »

- ryanlambie

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Movie Review – Hitchcock/Truffaut (2016)

6 March 2016 3:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hitchcock/Truffaut, 2016.

Directed by Kent Jones.

Starring Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, David Fincher, James Gray, Alfred Hitchcock, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese, Francois Truffaut.

Synopsis:

Filmmakers look at the impact Francois Truffaut’s 1966 book ‘Cinema According to Hitchcock’ had on Hitchcock’s reputation, and their own films.

As our contemporary understanding dictates, Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the great filmmakers of cinema history; many filmmakers, critics, and scholars define him as more than ‘the master of suspense.’ But he wasn’t always regarded with such prestige; in fact, this film highlights that Hitchcock was primarily seen as an entertainer. Hitchcock/Truffaut almost explores the transitory period in Hitchcock’s reputation from a good director to one of the greats. One of Hitchcock’s great admirers was Francois Truffaut, who saw something in his oeuvre that many hadn’t prior: the construction of his framing, »

- Matthew Lee

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SAG Awards Honor David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Other Late Stars in Emotional In Memoriam

30 January 2016 6:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards said goodbye to stars we've lost during the past year during its annual In Memoriam segment. "My dear friend David Bowie once said, 'All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is,' " said Susan Sarandon while introducing the segment Saturday night. "Those words resonate when we've lost someone who made a special impact on us." The emotional tribute acknowledged some of the most beloved onscreen talent. • Check out People's full 2016 SAG Awards coverage and complete winners list!  Some of the iconic actors »

- Aaron Couch

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Dakota Johnson Calls Out Hollywood for Being 'Cut-Throat' and Ageist Towards Older Women Like Mom Melanie Griffith

5 January 2016 11:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dakota Johnson is putting Hollywood on notice for the lack of roles for older women like her famous matriarchs, mom Melanie Griffith and grandmother Tippi Hedren. "This industry is f---ing brutal," Johnson, 26, says in the February issue of British Vogue. "Why isn't my mother in movies? She's an extraordinary actress! Why isn't my grandmother in movies?" Griffith, 58, is best known for the iconic Working Girl, while Hedren, 85, had her breakout role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Johnson says the harsh Hollywood industry affects her self-esteem as well. "No matter how tough you are, sometimes there's the feeling of not being wanted, »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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Dakota Johnson Calls Out Hollywood for Being 'Cut-Throat' and Ageist Towards Older Women Like Mom Melanie Griffith

5 January 2016 11:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dakota Johnson is putting Hollywood on notice for the lack of roles for older women like her famous matriarchs, mom Melanie Griffith and grandmother Tippi Hedren. "This industry is f---ing brutal," Johnson, 26, says in the February issue of British Vogue. "Why isn't my mother in movies? She's an extraordinary actress! Why isn't my grandmother in movies?" Griffith, 58, is best known for the iconic Working Girl, while Hedren, 85, had her breakout role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Johnson says the harsh Hollywood industry affects her self-esteem as well. "No matter how tough you are, sometimes there's the feeling of not being wanted, »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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